Vision and aims

Washington. 1984. A small band of pioneers and experts came together with stars in their eyes and one dream in their minds: “a better life for people with dementia and their carers”.

Today, more than 25 years later, the vision is unchanged and the passion unwavering.

Alzheimer’s Disease International has grown from four members to be the worldwide federation of more than 75 Alzheimer associations. Representing people and nations on all continents, the organisation has become the Global Voice on Dementia.

ADI believes that the key to winning the fight against dementia lies in a unique association of Global Solutions and local knowledge. As such, it works locally, by empowering national Alzheimer associations to promote and offer care and support for people with dementia and their carers, whilst working globally to focus attention on the epidemic and campaign for policy change from governments and the World Health Organization. These are the pillars of ADI’s mission.